Coltsfoot – Tussilago farfara

Coltsfoot - Tussilago farfara

Family: Compositae

Height: 25cm

The yellow Coltsfoot flower stems grow directly from the root, the heart shaped leaves emerging only after the flower has withered.

A safe plant to feed, much loved by guinea pigs.

Do not over-feed as Coltsfoot contains alkaloids.

Constituents:

Flowers: Mucin; flavanoids, rutin and carotene; taraxanthin; rnidiol and faridiol; tannin; essential oil.

Leaves: Mucin; abundant tannin; glycosidal, bitter principle; inulin; sitosterol; useful levels of zinc

Actions:
Expectorant, anti-tussive, demulcent, anti-catarrhal, diuretic.